Archive for October 30th, 2010

Today was one of those days that I really enjoy. I’ve done very little but what I have done was great. I got a new phone: the Motorola Droid 2. It’s much nicer than the one I had previously and, the best thing is, it’s on an open platform and you’re able to create applications for it if you happen to be one of those types of people who actually enjoys the arduous process of developing applications and learning programming techniques for a mobile platform. I just happen to possess that kind of craziness so I’m downloading and installing the development tools for the Android phone now. There are very few things in life that make me happier than learning something new.

Android robot logo.

I have a few ideas about applications that I’d like to make so I’m looking forward to being able to dig into the API (Application Programing Interface) documentation and learning the ins and outs of how to make programs for this platform. Another benefit of being able to learn is that it gives me something to pay attention to rather than sitting around and potentially eating or allowing unhealthy impulses get the best of me. Sure, mindfulness and meditation and exercise are great tools for becoming healthier, but sometimes you need something different to do. For me that’s learning. What type of techniques do you use to assist in your goal of living a healthy lifestyle? What kind of hobbies or interests do you have that give you joy and help you to live the life you want to live? While you answer these questions, I’ll be digging through technical manuals and language references. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?!

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A Lazy Saturday

This is the first Saturday in well over a month that hasn’t been a crazy day. It’s been great to not have to run around from one place to the next and to just hang out at home and watch movies with the kids and set up my new Droid 2 phone. I don’t think I’ve really done anything “productive” today and I’m totally cool with that. It’s refreshing to have a day like this every once in a while. We get so wrapped up in the day-to-day distractions that we almost begin to feel bad if we’re not doing something or going somewhere. In fact, I’m so totally into not doing anything today that I think I’m just going to go take a nap now. Have a good day everyone and remember to avoid the candy tomorrow. I know I’ll be trying my best to leave my kid’s candy buckets alone.

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